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down with stephen colbert for the comedy central show, made up entirely of active troops and veterans. it was great gathering. mr. biden having a bit fun, taking on a slightly different role as hot dog man. you can see him there, and also sent a message to former president george w. bush: >> let's talk about president bush for a second. the administration has got some critique, criticism from me and my conservative friends, you have not given enough credit to president bush. would you like to take this opportunity right now? >> mr. president, thank you. you've honored these guys, you've honored these women, you've honored these troops, and i've known you, your entire eight years as president, i've never known a time when you didn't care about what -- we have agreed on policy but you deserve a lot of credit, phr-fpt president. >> mr. president, i never disagreed with your policy, so i thank you and i never disagreed! >> martha: wonder if the former president caught that. i love that lean in at the end by stephen. bill and giving out hot dogs in that show. martha: bid wen -- biden, he a
everybody back to work. martha: stephen moore, is an economic writer at the "wall street journal." good to see you. >> hi there. martha: a couple of things i take away from what austan goolsbee said, they try to manage down expectation and don't want to say things will get better when we have a long way to go. >> that's right, by the way, martha, i have known him several years and is a good economist but what he's disabilities of here is being honest, here. being honest about the repercussions of the stimulus bill, we probably are going to have a number of more months of 9%-plus unemployment, and, this, i think is an admission, at stimulus plan did not work. remember, we were promised an unemployment rate of less than 8% by now. martha: why they are backing away from specific numbers, because, the 8% number has hung around their shoulders in an unpleasant way and there's the august number, 9.6, the highest rate of 10% and nobody is feeling great at 9.6%, and, the stimulus package, there's still a lot of money left in that. a lot of folks wonder why can't we use the money for the new sti
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